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Conflict, War, and Peace

An Introduction to Scientific Research

Author: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell,John A. Vasquez

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322106

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 6547

Introducing students to the scientific study of peace and war, Conflict, War, and Peace: An Introduction to Scientific Research, edited by Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and John A. Vasquez, provides an overview of current scholarship in this dynamic area of study. Focusing on the factors that shape relationships between countries and that make war or peace more likely, this collection of articles by top scholars explores such key topics as dangerous dyads, alliances, territorial disputes, rivalry, arms races, democracy peace, trade, international organizations, territorial peace, and nuclear weapons. Each article is followed by the editors’ commentary: a “Major Contributions” section highlights the article’s theoretical advances and relates each study to the broader literature, while a “Methodological Notes” section carefully walks students through the techniques used in the analysis. Methodological topics include research design, percentages, probabilities, odds ratios, statistical significance, levels of analysis, selection bias, logic, duration models, and game theory models.

Concepts of conflict, war, and peace in the Malay language

Author: Asmah Haji Omar

Publisher: Akademi Pengajian Melayu


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 119

View: 2202

War and Peace in the Balkans

The Diplomacy of Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia

Author: Ian Oliver,Jan Oliver

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850438892

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 4268

The hostilities that saw the break-up of Tito's Yugoslavia ravaged the Balkans and generated some of the most tragic episodes in modern history. This book explores the history of the conflict and it's themes from an insider's perspective. In this independent and critical account, Ian Oliver uses his extensive experience in the region to evaluate the role of the international community in its responses to the war and the efforts to rebuild.

War and Peace Making

Essays on Conflicts and Change

Author: Edmundo Garcia

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social conflict

Page: 209

View: 8071

Krieg und Frieden


Author: Lew Tolstoi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3746007364

Category: Fiction

Page: 2141

View: 9338

Es ist die Zeit der napoleonischen Kriege. Aus der Perspektive des russischen Adels beschreibt Lew Tolstoi die praktischen Folgen des häufigen Wechsels zwischen Krieg und Frieden für das Leben der russischen Bevölkerung. Der Bestseller »Krieg und Frieden« schildert historische Ereignisse und Schicksale der Hauptcharaktere über einen Zeitraum von sieben Jahren, von 1805 bis 1812. Detailgetreu schildert Lew Tolstoi das Geschehen in den gesellschaftlichen und militärischen Entscheidungszentren, aber auch das Alltagsleben in der Metropole Moskau. Der Roman lässt die Leser tief in das Leben des zaristischen Russlands eintauchen. »Krieg und Frieden« ist ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur.

Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War and Peace

Author: Niki Walker

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445134437

Category: War

Page: 80

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It's a big world out there, but what's going on around the world can feel closer to us and more accessible than ever. Information about wars and conflicts on the other side of the world can be in our homes and on our tablets and smartphones instantly. Whether or not your country is directly involved in a conflict or war, nearly every disagreement, every standoff, every war affects our lives in some way. With so many conflicts happening around the world, it makes you wonder - Why Do We Fight? Why Do We Fight? is an important, topical book that helps readers aged 12 and up to understand that while conflict may be inevitable, war isn't. The reader is shown how small disagreements can escalate to become bigger and more serious ones, by exposing the common elements of conflict: such as prejudice, history, geography and economics. The reader is encouraged to compare world conflicts with the ones in their own lives, to better understand why we fight and, most importantly, what we can do to avoid it.

The Geography of War and Peace : From Death Camps to Diplomats

From Death Camps to Diplomats

Author: Colin Flint Professor of Geography Pennsylvania State University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198036708

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 4369

How and why war and peace occur cannot be understood without realizing that those who make war and peace must negotiate a complex world political map of sovereign spaces, borders, networks, and scales. This book takes advantage of a diversity of perspectives as it analyzes the political processes of war and their spatial expression. Topics include terrorism, nationalism, religion, drug wars, water conflicts, diplomacy, peace movements, and post-war reconstruction.

Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution

Author: Richard Keeble,John Tulloch,Florian Zollman

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433107269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

View: 8883

Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution draws together the work of over twenty leading international writers, journalists, theorists and campaigners in the field of peace journalism. Mainstream media tend to promote the interests of the military and governments in their coverage of warfare. This major new text aims to provide a definitive, up-to-date, critical, engaging and accessible overview exploring the role of the media in conflict resolution. Sections focus in detail on theory, international practice, and critiques of mainstream media performance from a peace perspective; countries discussed include the U.S., U.K., Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, Canada, India, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Chapters examine a wide variety of issues including mainstream newspapers, indigenous media, blogs and radical alternative websites. The book includes a foreword by award-winning investigative journalist John Pilger and a critical afterword by cultural commentator Jeffery Klaehn.

War and Peace in Jalémó

The Management of Conflict in Highland New Guinea

Author: Klaus-Friedrich Koch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 2328

Peace and War

Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989

Author: Kalevi Jaakko Holsti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521399296

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

View: 7571

Professor Holsti examines the origins of war and the foundations of peace of the last 350 years.

Conflict After the Cold War

Arguments on Causes of War and Peace

Author: Richard K. Betts

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351864874

Category: History

Page: 682

View: 6933

Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts' Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings on enduring problems of international security. Offering broad historical and philosophical breadth, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader help students engage key debates over the future of war and the new forms that violent conflict will take. Conflict After the Cold War encourages closer scrutiny of the political, economic, social, and military factors that drive war and peace. New to the Fifth Edition: Original introductions to each of 10 major parts as well as to the book as a whole have been updated by the author. An entirely new section (Part IX) on "Threat Assessment and Misjudgment" explores fundamental problems in diagnosing danger, understanding strategic choices, and measuring costs against benefits in wars over limited stakes. 12 new readings have been added or revised: Fred C. Iklé, "The Dark Side of Progress" G. John Ikenberry, "China’s Choice" Kenneth N. Waltz, "Why Nuclear Proliferation May Be Good" Daniel Byman, "Drones: Technology Serves Strategy" Audrey Kurth Cronin, "Drones: Tactics Undermine Strategy" Eyre Crowe and Thomas Sanderson, "The German Threat? 1907" Neville Henderson, "The German Threat? 1938" Vladimir Putin, "The Threat to Ukraine from the West" Eliot A. Cohen, "The Russian Threat" James C. Thomson, Jr., "How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy" Stephen Biddle, "Afghanistan’s Legacy" Martin C. Libicki, "Why Cyberdeterrence is Different"

The Ethics of War and Peace

Author: Nigel Dower

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658318

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 6670

This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the diverse and wide-ranging ethical aspects of war and peace. In a fair-minded and engaging analysis, Nigel Dower introduces the different ethical theories in traditional and contemporary debates ? realism, just war theory and pacifism ? and subjects each to detailed critical scrutiny. He frames these debates within a related but distinct framework of three approaches to international relations, namely skeptical realism, internationalism and cosmopolitanism. The book also identifies and evaluates two further important perspectives, militarism and pacificism. Whilst analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of the different outlooks, Dower makes a strong case for a cosmopolitan pacificist position, arguing that we need to see peace in more positive terms than merely the absence of war. The book uses a wide range of examples from across the world and includes discussion of nuclear weapons, new wars, terrorism, humanitarian intervention and human security. Written as a textbook for students who have no prior knowledge of philosophical ethics, The Ethics of War and Peace is designed to help students understand and see the relevance of how a professional philosopher can engage ethically with the world. Each chapter contains a helpful survey of its contents at the beginning and a set of questions for individual reflection or group discussion at the end. This book will be essential reading for students of security studies, conflict resolution, peace studies, philosophy and political theory and anyone interested in the ethical questions which arise from the study of war and peace.

Inner War and Peace

Timeless Solutions to Conflict from the Bhagavad Gita

Author: Osho

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781842931318

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 7152

“When a battle is raging within, enemies appear on the outside.” Osho—the provocative spiritual teacher whom novelist Tom Robbins called “the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ”—provides illuminating commentary on the classic Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. His eye-opening interpretation exposes the roots of our contemporary personal and global problems and reveals how the patterns and conditionings of our minds create misery, dilemma, conflict, and war. Most important, Osho offers his timeless solution to the problem by expanding on Krishna’s psychological vision and drawing wisdom from the sacred text.

Signs of War and Peace

Social Conflict and the Use of Public Symbols in Northern Ireland

Author: Jack Santino

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312236403

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

View: 1281

This text focuses on the role public display plays in the conflict in Northern Ireland. In doing so, it ranges freely over other times, places, and events that shed light on the social and political processes and dynamics involved in public display traditions, such as the Saint Patrick's Day parades in Boston, Massachusetts, and the popular spontaneous shrines to Lady Diana in London. The book is about the nature of public display, its relationships to class based aesthetics, tradition, and popular style. It is also about contest, conflict, and civil war, and the ways the former are intimately intertwined with the latter, both in Northern Ireland and elsewhere throughout the world. The work is interdisciplinary, combining ethnographic, anthropological, folkloristic, and performance studies approaches. The manuscript benefits from large amount of field work in Ireland, and as a result contains both ethnographic data and revealing interviews with many people in Northern Ireland who have participated in the display events Santino seeks to analyze.

War, Peace, and Security

Author: Jacques Fontanel,Manas Chatterji

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1849505357

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 8983

In the name of international and domestic security, billions of dollars are wasted on unproductive military spending in both developed and developing countries, when millions are starving and living without basic human needs. This book contains articles relating to military spending, military industrial establishments, and peace keeping.

Sexual Violence during War and Peace

Gender, Power, and Post-Conflict Justice in Peru

Author: J. Boesten

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137383453

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 8917

Using the Peruvian internal armed conflict as a case study, this book examines wartime rape and how it reproduces and reinforces existing hierarchies. Jelke Boesten argues that effective responses to sexual violence in wartime are conditional upon profound changes in legal frameworks and practices, institutions, and society at large.

Economics of War and Peace

Economic, Legal, and Political Perspectives

Author: Ben Goldsmith,Jurgen Brauer

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857240048

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1983

Presents the research on economic factors affecting peace and war. This title includes theoretical perspectives on the economic foundations of peace, violence and war within countries, connections between international trade and inter-state conflict, and the role of legal/institutional factors in international and internal conflict.

The Economics of Conflict and Peace

Author: Jurgen Brauer,William G. Gissy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351891138

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 3005

This work addresses new directions in research on the economic theory of conflict, the cost of war, and the benefits of peace. A collection of 17 papers drawing on contributors from all continents, the volume is divided into four sections. The first discusses novel ways to think about the economics of conflict and peace from theory perspectives. These include discussions of conflict from the perspectives of standard neoclassical analysis and economic geography. An especially interesting paper in this section addresses conflict in the context of the emerging theory of international public finance. A second section deals with military expenditures, economic/human development and economic growth in the US and developing nations of Asia and Africa. The volume enters new territory in sections three and four. Section three contains a set of papers on the economic cost of war and war’s aftermath, significantly expanding economists’ rather modest efforts to date. Section four is concerned with how the concepts of economics might be operationalized and institutionalized to foster security.

Conflict After the Cold War

Arguments on Causes of War and Peace

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205583522

Category: Political Science

Page: 654

View: 5106

Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts' Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings that argue about the shape of international conflict in this post-Cold War and post-9/11 era. Contextualized within a broader philosophical and historical context, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader introduce students to the core debates about the causes and the future of war and peace. Through the precision of its approach and attention to new issues, this reader challenges conventional wisdom and encourages more critical examination of the political, economic, social, and military factors that underlie political violence.

Fogs of War and Peace

A Midstream Analysis of World War III

Author: Robert Lex Dilworth,Shlomo Maital

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313360499

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8489

"Building on the concept of the Fog of War borrowed from Prussian general and master strategist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Dilworth and Maital maintain that fogs-of war and of peace-have been created to hide the truth about current conflicts. These fogs obstruct a clear view of reality, preventing the public from accurately seeing "World War III" unfold and from taking action to prevent the conflict." "Fogs of war and of peace, the authors write, "tend to shape events in ways that go well beyond the actual realities. In fact, the fog becomes the reality." In this work, they define each type of fog, assigning stages to them - four stages for the fog of war and three for the fog of peace. In this way, they create an analytical framework to help readers better understand the "fog effect" in relation to specific events, including the nature of the fog, impact of the fog effect, and how to deal with it going forward. By illuminating the causes, nature, and dynamics of current global concerns, they offer new policy directions for political leaders and help the American people be accurately informed."--BOOK JACKET.

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